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  • ID: I17588
  • Name: William Wirt Hastings , Chief of Cherokee Nation 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 31 DEC 1866 in ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES
  • Death: 8 APR 1938 in TAHLEQUAH, TAHLEQUAH DISTRICT, CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES
  • Note:

    1900 United States Federal Census

    Name: William W Hastings
    Home in 1900: Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
    Age: 33
    Estimated birth year: abt 1867
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Spouse's name: Lular M
    Race: Indian (Native American)
    Occupation: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William W Hastings 33
    Lular M Hastings 26
    Lucile A Hastings 9.12
    Mamie J Starr 21
    Kati S Debord 32


    NSU College of Optometry
    (originally W.W. Hastings Hospital)

    Through the efforts of Congressman W.W. Hastings Tahlequah received an Indian hospital as a Christmas present in 1935. Hastings was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a Cherokee Chief for one day to sign a new deed when an error was found in the old abstract. The natural stone
    buildings now house optometry offices and the Literacy Center.




    Father: William Archibald Yell Hastings b: 8 MAR 1842 in DECATUR, BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES
    Mother: Louisa J. Stover b: ABT 1845

    Marriage 1 Lula Mayfield Starr b: 11 AUG 1874 in SEQUOYAH DISTRICT, CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY, OKLAHOMA
    • Married: 9 DEC 1896 in TAHLEQUAH, TAHLEQUAH DISTRICT, CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY, OKLAHOMA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Lillian Adair Hastings
    2. Has No Children Grace Hastings b: 17 APR 1898 in TAHLEQUAH, TAHLEQUAH DISTRICT, CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES
    3. Has No Children Lucile Ahnawake Hastings b: 31 AUG 1899 in TAHLEQUAH, CHEROKEE COUNTY, CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES
    4. Has No Children Mayme Starr Hastings b: 1901

    Sources:
    1. 1900 United States Federal Census

      Name: William W Hastings
      Home in 1900: Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
      Age: 33
      Estimated birth year: abt 1867
      Birthplace: Arkansas
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Spouse's name: Lular M
      Race: Indian (Native American)
      Occupation: View image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      William W Hastings 33
      Lular M Hastings 26
      Lucile A Hastings 9.12
      Mamie J Starr 21
      Kati S Debord 32.

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